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    Prophet to continue for 2 more years

    I don't know if it has already been posted, I haven't seen it yet anyway:

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...in-bikes-15303


    "Well, it’s understanding where the Rize fits within Cannondale’s line-up. Contrary to other reports, the Rize is not – thankfully – a replacement for the 140mm Prophet trail bike, because the Prophet line is set to run for another two years. Nor is it the 120mm marathon Rush’s new incarnation, although it feels like a Rush with slightly slacker head and seat angles, a higher bottom bracket and 10mm more travel."

    there you go. Ought to make a few of you happy.
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    It was posted in the "Prophet must go on" thread... Another source: bikeradar.com.

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    This doesn't suprise me at all.
    As I mentioned a few times, dropping the would prophet leaves a huge hole in price wise in the All Mountain line up. The Moto and Rize did not seem proper replacements as they are too expensive.

    There would have been no more sub $2000 all mountain bike as the Moto and Rize start at a price levels where the Prophet leaves off.

    So, they get people hooked into Cannondale with the less expensive F6/F7 bikes, but then they'd have no where to go for the next logical step up!

    Edit: OK I'm gonna say it since my previous posts questioning this whole thing were ignored: I TOLD YOU SO!!!!
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    ....and then for the 2009 Prophet line up equipped with a new Lefty Max carbon, air sprung instead with a coil and FOX internals....
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    Good deal then. This is great news, I'm glad Cannondale came to their senses with the Prophet. Hey, if nothing else we'll get another 2 years out of this bad boy!
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    "I'm glad Cannondale came to their senses with the Prophet."

    Did Cannondale every really plan on canceling it this year anyway?
    I don't recall ever seeing anything "official" from Cannondale to that effect.
    Was this all just i-speculation morphing into unwarranted credibility without anything real underneath it all?
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    Like someone else said, consider the source first.

    Since when was the Rush 120mm? They obviously aren't the sharpest tool in the shed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ar1981
    Like someone else said, consider the source first.

    Since when was the Rush 120mm? They obviously aren't the sharpest tool in the shed.
    I remember it coming up before that somewhere, one of the cannondale descriptions said the Rush was a 120mm bike. That's still debatable, as others who have tested 5z have mentioned getting more than the advertised 110mm out of the rear end when measured.

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    Did/do you guys get the Prophet SL 120mm travel over there in the states?

    I almost purchased one but instead went for the 140mm prophet instead. Glad I did as a review in one of the British bike Mags said it was not too good (bottom bkt too low)

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    nope the Prophet SL 120 was only in europe.

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    Well if the Prophet line continues then I hope they keep the Prophet MX/4X frames in the lineup. It would be even better if they made a Maxle thru-axle system equipped swingarm for Prophet MX/4X models. Yes I know the Moto is replacing Prophet MX line, but the MXs are genuinely excellent bikes.
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